"The More the Marry-er"
The tabloid New York Post is a fairly nasty Rupert Murdoch product, but on October 19th, to coincide with the opening of the movie "Three of Hearts" in town, the Post ran an excellent, long story by Chris Erikson on polyamory in the New York area:
...It involves committed, emotional relationships - but with multiple partners, and the full consent of everyone involved, whether it's a married couple with outside lovers, a menage a trois, or a single person with multiple partners.
"It just feels more right to me both emotionally and physically," says Justen Michael, the 32-year-old founder of the group Polyamorous NYC, who's been polyamorous since he had his first relationship with two men at 19. "There's just a much stronger connection when I'm with two people I care about than when I'm with one."
...The polyamory movement has a growing profile in the city in other ways as well: Founded in 2000, Michael's group hosts monthly meetings that draw up to a few dozen people and an annual Poly Pride Day in Central Park. It boasts an e-mail list of more than 800 people, that include married couples, straights, gays, lesbians and bisexuals. "It's a very hot movement," said Barbara Foster, a retired professor of Women's Studies at Hunter College, who calls polyamory "an important social movement."
Foster, who both studies polyamory and practices it with her husband of more than two decades, says that at meetings she sees a younger and younger crowd, whom she describes as "college-educated, curious, lively people"....
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